deferred shock

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de·ferred shock

, delayed shock
a state of shock coming on at a considerable interval after the receipt of the injury.

deferred shock

Shock occurring several hours to a day after an injury or illness.
Synonym: secondary shock
See also: shock
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The nurse told me it could have been delayed shock that brought him early.
"The next day I woke Max up for school, he came down crying and I think he got a bit of delayed shock. I wasn't going to make him go to school that day so he took the day off and we had lots of cuddles."
Dennis said when he got home to Bridport Grove in Hemlington he was "shaking like a leaf" with delayed shock.
"He was known to have a bit of a temper but his letters don't show him as that kind of person so you wonder if he suffered some delayed shock. My mum was always told, 'Don't speak about the war to your dad'."
"But next day, I was very ill - it was delayed shock."
"After seeing the pictures of Tony, I was in delayed shock and had a tear in my eye.
In 2005 Fiona was named Australian of the Year following her work with the burns team at Royal Perth Hospital who fought to save 28 Bali bombing victims suffering between 2 and 92 per cent body burns, infections and delayed shock.
She added: "I was OK when it happened but now I feel so jittery - I think it must be delayed shock.
Now it moved close to the center of his work and did so at a time when others, too, chose to register the delayed shock of the Holocaust, What followed was Incident at Vichy, and Broken Glass, works explored by Gene A.
Both moves highlight the delayed shock that has hit the GCC region since the onslaught of the financial crisis.